Fast Fixes: Make-up, Hair and Beauty Tips For Busy Women


Jenny Packham AW17
Jenny Packham AW17

The Hair

Smoothing the way between work and an evening out, Peter Mark Style Club, on Dublin’s South William Street, is open until 9pm Tuesday-Friday: stop in for a blowdry (from €28.50), and try the Kérastase Discipline range to counter frizz and give hair plenty of movement. The new Midnight in Paris Steampod (€200) uses continuous steam pressure to straighten and smooth for glossy hair. Tip: wear your hair in a ponytail and the Steampod will smooth out any kinks. We’re also lashing on Pureology Superfood Treatment (€30), with fruit and seed oil to nourish winter hair.


The Make-up

When you’re heading somewhere special, or just feel like a make-up reboot, we recommend Nicole Lynch, who is always in demand for shoots and wedding make-up. Book a one-to-one lesson on skincare and make-up party looks. She’s trained in more than 20 brands, and is based at Zeba on South William Street, Dublin 2 four days a week. “I have a lot of women popping in to have their make-up applied before important meetings; they tell me that once their hair and make-up are perfect they can focus on what they need to do.” Lynch also does threading and brows: “It’s all about feeling a little more confident.” Book on 085 707 9911; or at Zeba 01 671 6444.


The Scent

We want our perfume to look as glamorous as it smells. The latest version of Armani’s blockbuster is Sì Nacre Sparkling (€87), a limited edition that’s the palest pink colour and leaves the most subtle of sheens on your skin along with a veil of the warm gourmand scent. Elegant and timeless, it’s the epitome of its ambassador, Cate Blanchett – read our interview with her.

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